Gunmen of the Hamas and Fateh party clashed on Thursday in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, at least three Fateh members were injured in the clashes, eyewitnesses and medical sources reported.

The clashes erupted in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, breaking the fragile calm between fighters of the two movements. The calm had been in place since the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Hamas-led government began talks last week in an attempt to end the violence.

Gunmen of Hamas and Fateh traded accusations and blame over who began the fight.

Senior Fateh leaders said that their fighters were ambushed by Hamas gunmen, while Hamas said that their fighters opened fire after shots were fired at the home of one of their leaders.